Science and Technology

DOST supports locally developed beauty, health innovations

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Thursday said it has been supporting the development of local beauty and health innovations, with two products set to be launched in July. Doralyn Dalisay, a Balik Scientist, recently teamed up with local pharmaceutical firm Maridan... Read More

FPRDI urges public to learn wood, bamboo skills via free webinars

MANILA–The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) announced on Tuesday the provision of free online training on bamboo and wood skills and technologies set on March 23 to November 23. Topics include resin lamination, charcoal briquetting technology, wood and bamboo waste... Read More

DOST chief thanks PBBM's support to science community

MANILA–Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. on Friday thanked the support of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. who emphasized the importance of the science community towards achieving the country's socio-economic goals. Marcos on Friday attended the National... Read More

4 Tarlac public schools get audiovisual teaching aids from DOST

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology-Central Luzon (DOST-3) has provided teaching aids to four public schools in La Paz, Tarlac.The schools that received interactive multimedia audiovisual teaching aids including a 40-inch, high-definition, light-emitting... Read More

SoKor plans to lead future wireless frequencies by launching 6G

ANKARA -- While the global community plans to upgrade to the latest fifth-generation networking service, South Korea has announced that it will switch to a 6G network in 2028 to gain an early advantage over future wireless frequencies.Under the K-Network 2030 plan, the South Korean government will... Read More

Pinoy scientists develop potential beta-lactamase inhibitor

MANILA – Using marine bacteria, a team of Filipino scientists is currently developing beta-lactamase inhibitor to boost the effectiveness of antibiotics, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Tuesday. "Ang beta-lactamase inhibitor na nadiskubri ni Dr. Julius Adam Lopez ay... Read More

Adopt innovations to avoid wastage, DOST tells food processors

MANILA – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging food processing businesses to adopt the innovations it has developed to avoid wastage resulting from oversupply."We urge entrepreneurs who are involved in food processing to help our local farmers in addressing oversupply... Read More

DOST promotes soilless agriculture in Bulacan coastal schools

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has promoted soilless agriculture in the coastal villages of Hagonoy, Bulacan in a bid to help sustain food supply.The DOST, through the Provincial Science and Technology Office of Bulacan (PSTO-Bulacan) and in... Read More

DOST new science videos to air Feb. 19

MANILA–New episodes of educational videos, "TuklaSiyensya", will begin airing on Feb. 19, the Science Education Institute (SEI) of the Department of Science and Technology announced Wednesday. These educational resources on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) can be... Read More

PTRI invests P25M to boost PH natural dyes production

MANILA–The Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) has invested PHP25 million to boost natural dyes (NatDyes) production in the country, an executive said Monday. Under the “Colorimetric and Performance Standardization of NatDyes Produced in Various Natdyes Hubs in the... Read More

DOST augments support for studies on depression, addiction 

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) continues to support studies on possible treatments to addiction and depression, an official said Monday.At least PHP67 million was allocated for the projects, “Assessment Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Interactions of Selected... Read More

Smart agri to boost high-end melon production: DOST

MANILA–The Department of Science and Technology in Calabarzon (DOST 4-A) is supporting smart agriculture in order to boost production of high-end melon varieties, an official said Friday. Through the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP), the DOST recently funded the fully... Read More

DOST promotes e-learning via digital library to Bulacan students

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology in Central Luzon (DOST-3) is continuously promoting e-learning to students through the introduction of innovative teaching tools.Under the Regional Grants-in-Aid Program, the DOST-3 provided an S&T (science and... Read More

DOST seeks more innovation, proposals

MANILA – Officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Wednesday said the agency is seeking for more innovations and proposals from budding researchers and innovators."Unless the scientific community proves to the whole Philippines that we can deliver and create an impact to... Read More

DOST helps C. Luzon MSMEs become more competitive

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously assisting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Central Luzon in enhancing their competitiveness in domestic and global markets.Through its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program... Read More

DOST continues supporting projects to address Covid-19

MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is continuously supporting projects to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), an official said Tuesday. One of the projects that showed potential in Covid-19 cases surveillance was the antibody neutralization assay for new variants... Read More

Farmers reap benefits of citronella facility in Bukidnon

MANILA–About 250 Higaunon farmers and 25 indigenous people are starting to reap the benefits of the citronella processing facility in Bukidnon, an official of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said Monday. The facility was established in November 2022, and began to be fully... Read More

More silk innovation hubs, NatDyes centers in 2023:  DOST

MANILA–The country will have additional Silk Research and Innovation Hubs and Natural Dyes Centers this year, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced Thursday. There is a Silk Research and Innovation Hub in Misamis Oriental, and the DOST said this hub will be launched in... Read More

Blight or blessing? AI chatbot muddies waters for educators

ISTANBUL – An artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT, can generate texts based on written prompts and answer questions by users as it interacts in a conversational way.Launched by San Francisco-based OpenAI in November, ChatGPT's popularity quickly surged as it gained more than 1 million... Read More

DOST S&T Fellows Program opens 33 slots 

MANILA–A total of 33 slots have been opened so far for the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) S&T Fellows Program this year, the agency announced Friday. S&T Fellows are researchers, scientists, and engineers assigned in various DOST research and development (R&D)... Read More